Attorney Mark Zaid, The Superhero Fortune Teller

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It is a little known fact that Mark Zaid, the Ukraine call whistleblower’s maverick attorney, has a number of superpowers. These talents go far beyond his uncanny ability to squeeze money and fame from the dead, instantly teleport to the CNN studio, and provide a never ending pseudo-legal narrative that supports President Trump’s impeachment and the justification for general Flynn’s persecution. Zaid himself, as well as his sizable fan base have compared him to hybrid of Clark Kent and James Bond.

Mark Zaid Bond
Image 1: Mark Steven Zaid and his alter egos of Clark Kent and James Bond

Mark Zaid and Princess DianaImage 2: Squeezing money and fame from the dead: Mark Zaid, the attorney of Mohamed Al-Fayed, promoting the conspiracy theory that Princess Diane was murdered by the Crown because she was pregnant

But in addition to these superpowers, Zaid has some additional skillz that haven’t been made public until now. It turns out that he is psychic and a fortune teller as well. In March 13, 2017 using what can only be attributed to divination, Zaid’s partner, John N. Tye, reinstated a 4 year defunct company called Values United DBA Whistleblower Aid.

Tye described this reborn organization as:

“a pioneering, non-profit law firm that helps patriotic government employees and brave, private-sector workers report and publicize their concerns” with legal advice that “is confidential, but never ideological or partisan.”

Mark Zaid Whistleblower Aid John Tye
Image 3: Mark Zaid, the founding legal partner and John Tye, the CEO of Whistleblower Aid

Shortly after their 2017 re-formation, Tye donated $1.5 million to the organization (oddly, in 2015, he had difficulty paying $13K in legal fees) and launched a media blitz in Washington D.C. to publicize their services. The $$$ advertising campaign included ads on the D.C. Metro, people on street corners handing out branded red and blue whistles, posters, and mobile billboards that drove 8-10 hours a day circling the White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon, the CIA HQ, and the the National Security Agency HQ.

Whistleblower Aid Signs
Image 4: Sample Whistleblower Aid advertisement blitz on the D.C. Metro, mobile billboard, street signs, and John Tye personally handing out flyers soliciting leakers of classified government materials

Currently, Whistleblower Aid advertises the following services:

Whistleblower Aid seeks to lower the barriers for courageous patriots to step forward. As a human and civil rights organization headquartered in the District of Columbia, in some cases we hope to provide clients with additional support including:

  • Media & public relations coaching
  • Dedicated, Secure Devices for clients’ use in communicating with us about their case
  • Employment claims under the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Transition Assistance
  • Temporary rent or mortgage support and networking to help find new jobs, in case of loss of employment
  • Psycho-social counseling and treatment

The 5 star pampered treatment they offer (i.e. PR coaching, psycho-social consulting and treatment, temporary rent and mortgage support, and job placement), suspiciously looks more like a luxury spa/resort service than a legal aid service. Even more noteworthy is their mysterious business/revenue model. For example, it’s a puzzle how this little altruistic law firm (with > 12 employees) provides all of these expensive services pro-bono. Or, how using GoFoundMe to finance their legal fees is not violating the gift prohibition to federal employee and the following American Bar Association’s rules for avoiding conflicts of interest?

“lawyers may not subsidize lawsuits or administrative proceedings brought on behalf of their clients, including making or guaranteeing loans to their clients for living expenses, because to do so would encourage clients to pursue lawsuits that might not otherwise be brought and because such assistance gives lawyers too great a financial stake in the litigation.”

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Image 5: Whistleblower Aid 2017 taxes

Whistleblower Aid specific language and statements also suggest that they are not your average non-partisan non-profit. In an 2017 interview with WaPo, Tye stated:

“This is not a partisan effort, at the same time, yes, the rule of law starts with the office of the president. Like many other people, we are definitely concerned about things that are happening in the administration. The decision to fire [FBI Director] James Comey. The lack of transparency. A lot of people have questions about whether this administration respects the rule of law.”

and

“We want to advise people what to do, whether it’s going to Congress, or an inspector general or Robert Mueller,”

These statements echo Evelyn Farkas’s partisan call in late 2016 to all federal agency employees to “get as much intelligence [about Trump] as you can”  and then publish/leak it as fast as possible, and John Brennan’s recent call for all available whistleblowers to carpe diem and step forward. All of these complementary activities suggest that we are witnessing the assembly of some sort of a political death ray machine with Mr. Zaid and Co. at the helm channeling the dark litigative energy at the president.

Evelyn Farkas Leaking
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: Evelyn Farkas confirming her call to collect intelligence on the Trump team and publish/leak it. Farkas was also deliberately spreading disinformation about the Russian collusion, on one hand, telling the MSM that there was evidence of collusion, and on the other hand denying that there was such evidence during her testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee

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Image 6: John Brennan practicing sedition

It’s possible that all of these people and aggressive calls for leakers are unrelated and that they just somehow converged. But, Occam’s Razor suggests that it’s more likely that the formation of Whistleblower Aid organization was a political coordinated effort to stand-up a factory style assembly-line in order to deliver a steady supply of political hits.

The timeframe for their re-activation (52 days after President Trump’s inauguration), Zaid’s January 2017 fortune teller style proclamation that the “#coup” against president Trump has started, and his commitment in July 2017 that “we will get rid of him”, also supports the argument that Whistleblower Aid is in fact part of the “#rebellion” and that the only real service they provide is fuel for the “#impeachment” furnace.

Mark Zaid the Coup has Started
Image 7: Mark Zaid’s proclamation that the coup against president Trump has begun

Scary Zaid
Image 8: July 2017, Mark Zaid sharing his plan to “get rid of” President Trump

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Image 9: Examples of various linkages between Mark Zaid, his anti-Trump targeted media appearances, ‘the resistance’, his on-line activity, and his social network (POI-ED is a person of interest that is related to him).

Zoltar (another well known psychic-fortune teller) once said, “Lucky at cards, unlucky in love”. From analyzing Zaid’s social and professional profile (Image 9), it certainly looks like Zoltar was right on the money. But what still remains a financial puzzle is how does John Tye’s salary of >$200K per year balances against Whistleblower Aid’s income of about $22K? And in this vein, who has been covering their losses since their inception (over $619K USD in 2017 alone), …and why?

Some Final Words from Zoltar
Dear Mr. Zaid, Tye, and Bakaj, Whistleblower Aid’s practice of using obscurity for security like aliases to create on-line accounts, burner phones, and private email communications to store and transmit government secrets only works in the movies. In the real-word, every piece of classified information your clients remove from the SCIF and transmit to you via your super-duper ‘dedicated secure devices’, can be easily intercepted by every hostile foreign state actor that is monitoring your traffic. Also, I hate to break it to you guys, but TOR is just an anonymizer, it’s not an end-to-end encrypted platform (and even if it was, it would still be insecure). If you don’t understand these fine nuances, maybe you shouldn’t be providing paid cyber security advice and data exchange services to federal government employees with top secret clearance. Back in Craplikistan (where Zoltar used to practice law without a license before becoming a fortune teller), providing such advice and services was considered negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract by a lawyer and was a grounds for a legal malpractice action. Here, in the US, its also likely a violation of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 798

In fact, Zoltar would be positively shocked if the Whistleblower Aid society isn’t one of the biggest watering holes for foreign intelligence gathering. But, considering Mr. Zaid’s awesome psychic powers and cyber security expertise, I expect that none of this is news to him.

Mark Zaid Cyber Security Keynote
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: Mark Zaid delivering keynote on the topic of cyber security

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

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Image 11
: An example of using an AI object classifiers to find a hidden linkage between Mark Zaid and POI-ED (a person of interest related to him). Both have independent shared objects such as photos, paintings, a cat, articles of clothing, and household items that the ML classifier was able to identify independently, match, and link

AC John Herbst and Farkas
Image 12: Evelyn Farkas the queen of disinformation, saving US democracy one leak at a time, her $$$ Burisma consulting gig, and her 2019 bid for US Congress 

© Copyright 2019 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

The Rise of the Shadow Data Brokers

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A number of internet researchers and reporters have asked me to evaluate some of the imagery and files that are being distributed by one George M. Nasif through his Twitter, Facebook, and website. Nasif claims to possess vast amounts of proprietary DOJ, diplomatic, intelligence community, and law enforcement records, in addition to donor credit card payments and a variety of classified emails. Nasif, who promotes himself as a network security specialist has significant presence and engagement on SM. His Twitter network alone has over 17K followers and its growing.

George Nasif Profile
Image 1: George Nasif’s Twitter Profile

George Nasif, AKA George Michael Nasif, makes a lot of bold claims about the esoteric sources of his data and his deep knowledge and insight into current events. These claims seem to resonate well with his followers and influence network. A typical posting that promotes his content includes statements like:

“My Server files on the gangsters of the Obama admin. over 2 million documents. 3 Terabytes of information. Has now more than doubled to over 6 TB of files”

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Image 2: George Nasif’s cave of data wanders

Running the sentinel AI on Nasif’s depositories (some of which are housed in a public DropBox archive) reveals that almost all of his data and images were scraped from various forums, websites, and social media outlets. None of the examined data is proprietary in any way nor was it obtained recently. Also, contrary to his claims, his data set doesn’t even come close to 6 TB or millions of files.

The following image illustrates the data sources found on Nasif’s site. This screenshot is a Nasif snippet from a flight log on Jeffery Epstein’s Boing 727-31 TN N908JE showing Bill Clinton on the passenger list. This document was originally disclosed as part of the Epstein v. Edwards lawsuit in 2009, it was collected by Nick Bryant and published by John Cook via Gawker.com.

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Image 3: Nasif’s snippet of the flight logs to Epstein’s private island

Nasif however, doesn’t provide a direct link to this source document nor does he credit John Cook and Nick Bryant. Instead, as can be gleaned from his tweet below, he implies that his depository may just be the only remaining source for this information, which is clearly not the case.

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: “This might be the only archive left in existence.” Nasif, obfuscating the real sources of the data in his ‘proprietary’ archive or claiming that he (Team George) is the source.

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Image 5: One example of the source of George Nasif’s “proprietary” data depository (this is the source of of Nasif’s snippet seen in Image 2)

Beside the misattribution and hiding the real sources of his data, many of the images in his depository show evidence of touch-ups and post editing (it’s unclear by whom). The images have the wrong authorship attribution and their labels have misleading descriptions of the content. Many of the screenshots of the documents also exhibit font type and resolution mismatches, suggesting that the text on some of the images was retyped after they were produced.

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Image 6: Some of the ‘proprietary’ content advertised by George Nasif in his DropBox

The logistics behind Nasif’s > 6TB cloud based archive raise questions about his ability to float such an enterprise as a non-revenue service. IBM CDN cloud storage goes for $0.02-$0.085 per GB. Doing a quick math, shows that at these rates, Nasif could be spending an upwards of $100-$700 USD a month on storage alone and that doesn’t include the bandwidth cost for streaming all of the conspiratorial video files.

His claims about having pedophilia related images and records (the AI flagged several) are problematic to say the least. Beside the moral issues with possessing, posting, trading, and directing others to access this content, there is also the small problem of breaking federal and sate laws. His references to having personal and company financial data such as passport numbers, credit card numbers, bank accounts, and other PII data, could result in multiple felony charges for him and for anyone who has a copy of these records. Also, publishing this information (as he claims to have done) could be prosecuted under state doxing laws. If his public records do indeed contain names, addresses and phone numbers of federal employees, he and whomever downloads this data could also be potentially prosecuted under 18 USC § 119.

In terms of Nasif being a subject matter expert and uber-communicator, his writing style exhibits habitual poor grammar, punctuation errors, spelling, and capitalization issues—the hallmarks of an author not accustomed to technical writing. His claim of being an “IT Internet Network Security Specialist Certified White Hat NSS” is also dubious as his professional career mostly revolved around house painting. He has a zero industry security footprint, he has very limited technical vocabulary, and he exhibits a poor grasp of even basic computer security concepts. His professional network and background also fail to show any traces of Information security experience to back up many of the cybersecurity interpretive claims and ‘big’ statements.

George Nasif Painting & Construction Services
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: George Nasif’s linkage

Based on Nasif’s lack of technical proficiency and a reasonable explanation of how he has gotten access to the ‘proprietary’ materials, it seems that he is just an opportunistic shadowy data broker who scrapes dubious content from 3rd parties, tags it with provocative titles, and makes sensational headline style claims about its meaning. It may also be relevant that him becoming a purveyor of ‘secret’ intelligence suspiciously coincides with the 2017-2018 GoFundMe launch of his web hosting service (re-selling IBM hosting) which, interestingly, also uses similar bombastic claims such as:

“The Most Secure Cloud Storage Server in the World. Secure Hosting- Secure High Speed 1Gig Internet- Secure Chat- Secure Photo and Video Storage”

If you need further evidence about the nature of this depository, read Nasif’s Read First NOTICE TO ALL VIEWERS

“…Please do not publish any of my evidence documents in public or private forums without my written permission. Please do not try to “share” a link to my evidence file folders from this drop box folder to social media pages, groups, or news publications. If you publish anything labeled “Secret” in public, I cannot protect you from legal or criminal prosecution that may follow.

If you want to invite someone to view “George Global” please make that request by email to g.nasif@yahoo.com and make sure that person has followed protocol by first making a donation to the new server so I can give them access. Posting many of these documents is what got me banned 15 times from Social Media, Twitter and FB. Remember this when RT or sharing on FB. Think before you act. Be responsible. All Documents have been vetted as factual and true evidence from the source.”

So, there you have it. You shouldn’t publish any of Nasif’s documents without his permission because he scraped them from other sites and now claims them as his IP. But if you do re-publish anything labeled “Secret” from his publicly accessible DropBox archive, he won’t be able to protect you from “legal or criminal prosecution”. Also, don’t forget to ‘donate’ to his business venture in order to get access to the ‘full’ content in this magical archive (which previously was in the public domain). And finally, Nasif himself assures you that he “vetted as factual and true evidence” over 6 TB of data and millions of records.

If you are still struggling with the classification of the content in Nasif’s depository/postings as real or fake, the highly technical illustration below may be of some help.

How Nature Says, “Do Not Touch”
Image 8: How Nature Says “Don’t Touch”
Credit: Gary Larson’s Far Side Cartoons

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification

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